Peter Vaughan, better known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge has died at the age of 93. He was born in 1926 and had a long acting career of 75 years before taking his last breath on December 6, 2016.
According to a statement from his agent Sally Long-Innes, “This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him.”
Vaughan was an integral part of Game of Thrones for the first five season and earned a lot of praise for playing Aemon Targaryen, a blind maester of Night’s Watch. Game of Thrones Co-Producer Bryan Cogman, who penned down Vaughan’s last episode, wrote on his Twitter timeline:
Rest in Peace to our own Maester Aemon, Peter Vaughan, who passed away this morning at age 93. Truly an honor to have known him.
— Bryan Cogman (@b_cogman) December 6, 2016
Some of Vaughan’s noteworthy performances came in movies like Village of the Damned (1960), Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985) and The Remains of the Day (1993). However, his fame touched whole new level after his role in popular BBC sitcom Porridge (1970) as Harry “Grouty” Grout. During an interview in 2011, the actor said, “I still get people saying, ‘Let you out, have they, Grouty.'”
At the time of his death, Vaughan was in Mannings Heath, West Sussex with his second wife Lillias Walker, their son David and his twin step-daughters.